Fracked Up: Drilling Pollutant Could Mess With Testosterone

New research offers another potential downside of fracking: an increased risk of impotence and fertility problems in men, at least according to findings from cells in the lab. Read More >>

The Coronavirus Is Forcing the Climate Movement to Reimagine Itself

Earth Day was supposed to be part of a week of mass mobilisations in late April. Protestors were going to rally in the streets. Students were going to gather on their university campuses to demand they divest from fossil fuels. Those too young to vote were planning to knock on doors and educate voters about the reality that their future was at stake at the ballot box in November. Read More >>

We Have a New Hole in the Ozone to Worry About

The ozone hole is the problem that never seems to ever go away. And now it turns out we have a second one to worry about over the Arctic. Read More >>

Hotter Days May Leave You More Stressed, Depressed

The world is warming. That’s no secret. Extreme heat isn’t only dangerous for our physical health, though. New research shows hotter days may hurt our mental health as well. Read More >>

These Award-Winning Wildlife Photos Will Calm Your Stressed Spirits

Right now, just about everything feels awful. A pandemic is ongoing. People are self-isolating at home to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading further. Businesses are closed, leaving countless workers without employment. And to top it all off, the climate crisis continues to threaten humanity’s existence. Read More >>

This New Species Is Named After the Plastic Inside It

Some species are named after beloved teen activists or Lady Gaga. Others are named after plastic. Before science even discovered this deep-sea crustacean, plastic had infiltrated its stomach. So scientists named it accordingly. Meet Eurythenes plasticus. Read More >>

A Second Dust Bowl Could Threaten Global Food Security

A new study paints a scary reality: one where climate change pushes another Dust Bowl-like event to take over the Great Plains, throwing global food security into uncertainty. Read More >>

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If You Live With Air Pollution, You’re Already More Vulnerable to Covid-19

A remarkable thing about covid-19, the coronavirus-caused disease spreading around the globe, is that it induces severe and deadly illness in some people, while other people become only mildly sick. So far, we know that being older or having preexisting health conditions puts a person more at risk of serious symptoms. Unfortunately for so many people, the polluted air they breathe every day likely has already damaged their lungs and made them more vulnerable to the new coronavirus. Read More >>

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Russia Just Smashed Its Record for Hottest Winter

Russia is normally considered a bastion for cold. But it just experienced its warmest winter since records started some 130 years ago. And we can all blame climate change. Read More >>

Yearly Oil Demand Is Now Projected to Drop for the First Time in a Decade Due to COVID-19

The worsening global crisis wrought by COVID-19 is leading to cancelled international negotiations and wasteful “ghost” flights. And now it’s projected to lead to the first drop in oil demand in more than a decade. Read More >>

The Great Barrier Reef Faces Third Mass Bleaching Event in Five Years

Australia’s forests burned over the summer, but now its underwater ecosystems are in trouble, too. The Great Barrier Reef is facing some severe stress due to extreme heat and faces a “widespread bleaching event,” according to an update from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Watch. Read More >>

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We Now Know How Much Climate Change Contributed to Australia’s Disastrous Bushfires

The most recent Australian bushfire season from hell is one for the record books. And a new analysis published Wednesday shows all the ways humans made it worse, and it’s clearer than ever that climate change left its mark all over this disaster. Read More >>

The Coronavirus Outbreak Has Caused the Biggest Global Oil Demand Dip in History

Global oil demand is experiencing its most sudden and dramatic dip in history, and it’s all because of the coronavirus outbreak. Read More >>

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New Report Lays Out 76 Solutions We Already Have to Fight the Climate Crisis

As hopeless as solving the climate crisis can feel, solutions exist today. Realistic ones that wouldn’t be costly. In fact, they’d make us richer than if we continue to ignore the risks of the crisis. Read More >>

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Unchecked Climate Change May Erase Half of the World’s Sandy Beaches by 2050

I freaking love the beach. It is my place of solace come summertime and my preferred holiday destination. So it breaks my heart to share this news: Half of our world’s beaches could be gone by the end of the century. Read More >>